6x07. A Good Man Goes to War. “Tell me who you are.”
Their expressions of pure awe and tenderness get me every time. This is one of the most beautiful moments they have shared.
I’m sorry, I have to reblog this again and just say something because I totally agree with the above.
Gosh darnit, the Doctor has never been dependant on anyone, he’s never been fully trusting of someone. & yes he went through the whole spiel with Rose, but even with Rose he couldn’t allow himself to go there with her, to really delve into something deeper than what I’d classify as an ‘intimate friendship’.
But then there’s River, intolerably smart, sassy, naughty, captivating, River, and she throws him off guard, she keeps him on his toes, she’s not afraid to tell him when he’s in the wrong, she’s always got his back and for so long he kept that resistance with her too, because he didn’t know her yet and you know he’s always so cautious, of becoming too much and not being able to get back out of it before it ends terribly… this scene though is so beautiful in so many aspects because just let me explain.
The way she gently guides his hand to the crib, friends don’t do that there has to be a substantial amount of love and history for someone to touch someone like that and River is so confident in that movement, in the next gif you just see him, refusing to look at the hand, he looks her directly in the eyes because he knows and he’s all 'River, you're getting too close' and she simply asks him if he can’t read, showing her annoying sassiness and in most cases the Doctor would just get frustrated with her but he knows from how gente her actions were before and the tone of her voice that its not one of those times. He knows its not an adventure and they’re not bickering this time because 'she's looking at me differently, she's being genuine and sincere and oh- oh…oh wow.'
And he realized who she is.
And River takes a moment where she pulls her hand away slowly with care because she’s not sure how he’d react to all of it, she even leans backward on her heel away from him, giving him space to register it all and she cocks her pretty little head to the side as he eyes her up and not in the sexual sense, but the doctor looks at her in such a way that you know he’s letting his guard down, in a way that he knows it’s alright to fall for her, to love her completely and he looks at her for the first time with new eyes and he’s more than in love with her- he’s in complete awe of her, in all that she is, in all that she does and has done and oh God he would do anything and most of all he is happy and he respects her and he is proud.
So very proud in the fact that he’s on the verge of tears it makes him so happy, and you see a brief moment of him kind of putting it together in his head you know? This woman who had made both of his hearts race, made him feel things he never knew he was capable of feeling and drives him continuously up the wall is her. It’s River. His River. And he loves her and finally introduces himself again, not as the man who speculated, or judged her, or grew angry at her, said bitter things to her that seemed nothing at the time but would have cut her life a knife and he says ‘Hello’ for the first time with his hearts at ease and its so innocent and sweet, it almost sounds like a sorry, ‘sorry for not knowing, for not understanding but hello, I get it now and hello, hello River, hello, I’m here.’
And the joy on her face as she says ‘hello’ back just ridden of whatever else went on beforehand, because none of it really matters now. They had just been growing and falling for each other for so long and he was always so withdrawn and she can finally smile sincerely about the whole thing and just, 'hello, wasn't expecting that spoiler was you? See what I've been trying to get at? Sorry for not being there today, but I didn't want rush.'
It’s such a married moment, even before the wedding and I love it sosososo much. They hardly say anything to each other at all, yet they say everything in that scene along with the scene in TNOTD and I seriously can’t handle how beautiful these two characters are, omg and the moment where she breaks her wrist and that scene omg.
So I’m gonna add, people said their shit about Matt Smith being the Doctor and a lot of people said shit about Alex Kingston being River, but you cannot doubt for a second that they have and create the best of dynamics, chemistry and scenes.
Simply flawless. I don’t even care that I’ve rambled so long and none of that probably makes sense but my OTP and my babies are flawless and people should know.
Damn straight. Woman of the year, Alex Kingston.
Woman of my fucking lifetime.
Matt Smith (on Steven Moffat talking about if ‘Kingston and Capaldi were in the TARDIS together.’)
matt do you realise what you just said or(via rightnowbb)
"And just what the hell am I supposed to do with these?"
"I requested minions of darkness, and you gave my fluffy jellybeans."
"I’ve waited almost 2,000 years to say that."
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“Hey! That’s my daughter you’re snogging!”
…I don’t even know what I’m doing with my time anymore. I’ve got so many random doodles of the 11th doctor(and River) just stacking up because I can’t stop drawing them!
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http://www.dec.org.uk is a good place to donate for UK donors - it is a coalition of 14 different charities all helping with the crisis.
Also if you wish to help the animal victims there’s http://www.wspa.org.au